- Day trip to Brussels from Amsterdam
- See top Brussels attractions by coach including the Royal Palace and the Manneken Pis statue
- Learn about Brussels’ important role in the European Union
- Go on a walking tour and explore the famous Brussels market square, a listed UNESCO world heritage site
- Enjoy free time to explore by foot, savor Belgian beer or chocolate, or shop for souvenirs
Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour
Brussels makes for a great day trip while in Amsterdam. You'll explore the capital city's iconic sights, important government buildings and most notable cultural landmarks (plus its yummy chocolates!).
What You Can Expect
After a photo stop at the iconic Atomium, you'll spend one hour on a guided sightseeing tour to see Brussels’ main attractions by coach. Your onboard guide will point out the sights while teaching you about Brussels’ important role in the European Union and about its ‘melting pot’ of culture, character, language, history and architecture.
You'll see the fifth largest church in the world - the National Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Koekelberg, the Japanese Tower, Chinese Pavilion and the Royal Palace of Brussels, the official palace of the King and Queen of the Belgians situated in front of Brussels Park. As your guide will point out, the two facing buildings are said to symbolize Belgium's system of government: a constitutional monarchy.
Your guided sightseeing bus tour is followed by a 45-minutes walking tour. Together with your guide, you'll explore the famous market square, a UNESCO world heritage site, with its beautiful city hall and guild houses. See the famous Manneken Pis statue, a famous Brussels landmark. Your guide will explain the significance of this small bronze fountain sculpture, which depicts a naked little boy urinating into the fountain's basin. You will also get to taste some of the famous Belgian chocolates during a chocolate store visit.
Following your guided yours, you have 3 hours free time to explore Brussels at your own leisure and expense. Go shopping for souvenirs, savor more Belgian chocolates at the numerous local chocolate shops, sip Belgian beer at a lively pub, or take a stroll around the historic town center.
After your free time, hop on the coach and relax on the journey back to Amsterdam, arriving in the evening. When leaving Brussels, you'll pass the European neighborhood district. The Belgian capital serves as the headquarters of many European institutions such as the European Commission and NATO, as well as the seat of the European Parliament.